Page update - Parking Lot Area

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Re: Page update - Parking Lot Area

Postby mariettagecko » Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:53 am

Sorry it took me so long to see this. I just saw it now for some reason.

Here's the current text:
Drawing link to this section
The Parking Lot Area (PLA) Place should never be attached/snapped to roads. Places snapped to roads are difficult to edit.

For planned parking features to be announced later, it's important that the shape of the polygon be drawn as close as possible to the actual shape of the parking lot, including the entry/exit location. Keeping in mind that for multi-level garages, only the footprint of the structure should be outlined.

If a lot spans both sides of a street (not counting PLRs obviously), it must be mapped so the polygon does not overlap the street. This may require drawing the lot as separate places.
If the lot is elevated above the street however, and the lot actually covers the street, then the PLA may overlap the street as well.

For underground garages it is not important to draw the polygon to match the internal perimeter since there is no GPS signal underground. It is important that the polygon includes any above ground areas, and the underground areas near any entrances or exits in a single polygon. If a lot has more than one entrance/exit the polygon must be made to connect all the entrances and exits. You may use a PLR to show multiple entrances as well, allowing the routing to choose the best route to access the lot, just as an above ground lot is drawn. It is not important however to draw the polygon to the entire footprint of the garage. The accuracy of the entry point (Setting the stop point) is very important.


I think we should probably edit it to add in something into the second paragraph, similar to the following.

Drawing link to this section
The Parking Lot Area (PLA) Place should never be attached/snapped to roads. Places snapped to roads are difficult to edit.

For planned parking features to be announced later, it's important that the shape of the polygon be drawn as close as possible to the actual shape of the parking lot, including the entry/exit location. Keeping in mind that for multi-level garages, only the footprint of the structure should be outlined. Note that, unless the parking area goes over or under the building it's associated with, the building should not be included in the parking lot area.

If a lot spans both sides of a street (not counting PLRs obviously), it must be mapped so the polygon does not overlap the street. This may require drawing the lot as separate places.
If the lot is elevated above the street however, and the lot actually covers the street, then the PLA may overlap the street as well.

For underground garages it is not important to draw the polygon to match the internal perimeter since there is no GPS signal underground. It is important that the polygon includes any above ground areas, and the underground areas near any entrances or exits in a single polygon. If a lot has more than one entrance/exit the polygon must be made to connect all the entrances and exits. You may use a PLR to show multiple entrances as well, allowing the routing to choose the best route to access the lot, just as an above ground lot is drawn. It is not important however to draw the polygon to the entire footprint of the garage. The accuracy of the entry point (Setting the stop point) is very important.
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Page update - Parking Lot Area

Postby mariettagecko » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:11 pm

After having just had a discussion in Discord with Karlcr9911 (RC), he recommended that I post a page update request in here. I was going through the wazeopedia because of a problem I was dealing with regarding Parking Lot areas. While we were working on that, he indicated to me that the building around which the PLA lies should not be included in the PLA polygon. When I asked why, he said that this was because of this section of the PLA page:

For planned parking features to be announced later, it's important that the shape of the polygon be drawn as close as possible to the actual shape of the parking lot, including the entry/exit location.
https://wazeopedia.waze.com/wiki/USA/Pl ... ot#Drawing

When I read that, I didn't read it that way. Can I recommend that if it is intended that a place where there's a street-level parking lot around a structure has the PLA not include the structure itself, we please make that more clear in the WoP?

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Re: Page update - Parking Lot Area

Postby dBsooner » Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:01 am

mariettagecko wrote:Sorry it took me so long to see this. I just saw it now for some reason.

Here's the current text:
Drawing link to this section
The Parking Lot Area (PLA) Place should never be attached/snapped to roads. Places snapped to roads are difficult to edit.

For planned parking features to be announced later, it's important that the shape of the polygon be drawn as close as possible to the actual shape of the parking lot, including the entry/exit location. Keeping in mind that for multi-level garages, only the footprint of the structure should be outlined.

If a lot spans both sides of a street (not counting PLRs obviously), it must be mapped so the polygon does not overlap the street. This may require drawing the lot as separate places.
If the lot is elevated above the street however, and the lot actually covers the street, then the PLA may overlap the street as well.

For underground garages it is not important to draw the polygon to match the internal perimeter since there is no GPS signal underground. It is important that the polygon includes any above ground areas, and the underground areas near any entrances or exits in a single polygon. If a lot has more than one entrance/exit the polygon must be made to connect all the entrances and exits. You may use a PLR to show multiple entrances as well, allowing the routing to choose the best route to access the lot, just as an above ground lot is drawn. It is not important however to draw the polygon to the entire footprint of the garage. The accuracy of the entry point (Setting the stop point) is very important.


I think we should probably edit it to add in something into the second paragraph, similar to the following.

Drawing link to this section
The Parking Lot Area (PLA) Place should never be attached/snapped to roads. Places snapped to roads are difficult to edit.

For planned parking features to be announced later, it's important that the shape of the polygon be drawn as close as possible to the actual shape of the parking lot, including the entry/exit location. Keeping in mind that for multi-level garages, only the footprint of the structure should be outlined. Note that, unless the parking area goes over or under the building it's associated with, the building should not be included in the parking lot area.

If a lot spans both sides of a street (not counting PLRs obviously), it must be mapped so the polygon does not overlap the street. This may require drawing the lot as separate places.
If the lot is elevated above the street however, and the lot actually covers the street, then the PLA may overlap the street as well.

For underground garages it is not important to draw the polygon to match the internal perimeter since there is no GPS signal underground. It is important that the polygon includes any above ground areas, and the underground areas near any entrances or exits in a single polygon. If a lot has more than one entrance/exit the polygon must be made to connect all the entrances and exits. You may use a PLR to show multiple entrances as well, allowing the routing to choose the best route to access the lot, just as an above ground lot is drawn. It is not important however to draw the polygon to the entire footprint of the garage. The accuracy of the entry point (Setting the stop point) is very important.


I see no issue with that being added. Let’s see if anyone wants to wordsmith. ;)


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Re: Page update - Parking Lot Area

Postby dBsooner » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:09 pm

mariettagecko wrote:After having just had a discussion in Discord with Karlcr9911 (RC), he recommended that I post a page update request in here. I was going through the wazeopedia because of a problem I was dealing with regarding Parking Lot areas. While we were working on that, he indicated to me that the building around which the PLA lies should not be included in the PLA polygon. When I asked why, he said that this was because of this section of the PLA page:

For planned parking features to be announced later, it's important that the shape of the polygon be drawn as close as possible to the actual shape of the parking lot, including the entry/exit location.
https://wazeopedia.waze.com/wiki/USA/Pl ... ot#Drawing

When I read that, I didn't read it that way. Can I recommend that if it is intended that a place where there's a street-level parking lot around a structure has the PLA not include the structure itself, we please make that more clear in the WoP?

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Erik, thank you for the suggestion! Can you use “quotes” and show the current wording in one block and what you propose to change it to in another? That will make it easier for us to understand your requested wording change.

Thank you again!


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